Let go of the guilt

One of the hardest things about working for yourself is the guilt of not always having something to do, especially if you have just reached a deadline and don’t have a shift at the local bistro. At least Tuesdays seem to be my most productive by far!

I read a wonderful article a while ago about the life of a freelancer, which made me feel a little better about a life of funemployment.

Each small thing or goal met means a great deal. Setting up my web domain and email and getting it to show on my phone (after a rather embarrassing meeting due to the lack of email). Having a shower and getting dressed, even though you don’t have anywhere to be. I mean, you just never know when a friend will call and invite you out for some Valentine’s Day bubbly. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)

On my list today:

  • Meet deadline on article
  • Set up email on phone
  • Make bed
  • Install SEO tool
  • Fix web page SEO Fix some of the page’s SEO
  • Fix Facebook page
  • Shower
  • Wear a dress
  • Write a blog
  • Share a blog

A successful day I think!

Some days are busier than others. Some days I have so much admin, it feels like I won’t ever finish. Some days I get up and then head right back to bed with a book. And sometimes I get up really early and finish all (or most) of the things on my to-do list so I can spend the time I do have as a freelancer in a productive way. (Read: wine-tasting.)

I am still not rich or famous, but each step is taking me somewhere I want to be. And for the moment … I am happy! Even though I have no Valentine’s Day plans or any real prospects, at least I am living a happy and healthy life.

(UPDATE: Found a friend! Bubbly will be drunk! It is Valentine’s Day after all …)

 

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